Saturday, 23 July 2011

Dartington Summer School opens with and amazing first week!

Summer School Week One Concerts, 23 July - 30 July 2011

As ever there is an emphasis on early music during the first weeks of the Summer School. This week contains a festival of early Italian music, from the 14th century (with the Dufay Collective) to Corelli, Frescobaldi, Carissimi and many more. We will also hear Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard music – in different forms: on harpsichord, on modern piano and reimagined by Tansy Davies. Another ‘reimagining’ to look out for is J.S.Bach’s version of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater sung by Emma Kirkby and Nicolas Clapton. Jonathan Cohen comes to Dartington for the first time, to perform Monteverdi’s magnificent Sestina with his new group Arcangelo and to direct the Choir in Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

Saturday 23 July

The Dufay Collective
7.45pm, Great Hall
La Dolce Vista
Music From Medieval Italy
The Dufays present a new programme full of the curious delights of the music of 14th century Italy. The ‘Trecento’ saw a flourishing of the florid, virtuosic and unique style of song and instrumental music that evolved in what has been referred to as the ‘calamitous’ 14th century. Istanpittas, salterellos, rottas and trottos are just some of the instrumental delights to be heard, framed with ballatas, madrigals and caccias by Francesco Landini, Jacopo da Bologna and other leading lights of this remarkable period in music history. 
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Richard Campbell, Viol player and much missed friend and colleague.
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved

Sunday 24 July

A Scarlatti Alphabet
5.15pm, Great Hall
A talk by Richard Langham Smith.
£8.00 unreserved
Purcell Fantazias and In Nomines
7.45pm Great Hall
The Rose Consort of Viols
Henry Purcell’s Fantazias and In Nomines belong to that rare group of pieces (Bach’s Art of Fugue and Beethoven’s late quartets are others) whose profundity appears to be at odds with any obvious reason for their existence. An extraordinary conclusion to the long tradition of English viol consort music, their intensity of expression can still surprise us, more than 300 years since the composer’s untimely death. In this concert they are contrasted with pieces by Purcell’s predecessors Tallis and Byrd, and with electronic pieces by Jonathan Harvey and Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved
William Howard Piano Steven Devine Harpsichord
10.00pm, Great Hall
Scarlatti, Sonatas
Tansy Davies, Loopholes
Scarlatti, Sonatas
Dallapiccola, Quaderno musicale di Annalibera
Scarlatti, Sonatas
£5.00 unreserved

Monday 25 July

Finding Art for dartington - The Genesis of a Collection
5.15pm, Great Hall
A talk by Maggie Giraud.
£8.00 unreserved
Emma Kirkby Soprano Nicholas Clapton Counter-Tenor
7.45pm, Great Hall
with David Miller lute Jonathan Watts harpsichord
Baroque ensemble led by Nicolette Moonen. 
Purcell, The Queen’s Epicedium 
Lawes, Imbre lacrimarum largo 
Tarquinio Merula, Canzonetta spirituale sopra La Nonna 
Mikołaj Zieleński, Gustate et videte 
Barbara Strozzi, O Maria 
Monteverdi, Sancta Maria 
Pergolesi / J S Bach, Tilge, Höchste meine Sünden (Stabat Mater)
£18.50 reserved / £14 unreserved
The Jazz Tutors
10.00pm, Studio 30
Lewis Riley, piano
Ben Waghorn, saxophone
Andy Hague, brass
Riaan Vosloo, double bass
Peter Fairclough, drums and percussion
£5.00 unreserved

Tuesday 26 July

Israel in Egypt: 'a dramatic tour de force' or 'a jumble of epic and anthem'
5.15pm, Great Hall
A talk by George Pratt.
£8.00 unreserved
Duke Quartet with William Howard Paino
7.45pm, Great Hall
Bartók, String Quartet no 4 Sz91
Shostakovich, String Quartet no 8 in C minor op 110
Fauré, Piano Quintet no 1 in D minor op 89
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved
Destroying Beauty
10.00pm, Studio 3
A concert of music by Mira Calix and Tansy Davies, for string quartet, piano, voices and electronics.
£5.00 unreserved

Wednesday 27 July

Colin Booth Harpsichord
5.15pm, Great Hall
Böhm, Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in G minor
Bach, Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in Eb major
Bach, Chaconne in D minor (arr. Booth)
Bach, Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
CPE Bach, Sonata in Bb major
£8.00 unreserved
7.45pm, Great Hall
David Miller, lute
Ibi Aziz, viol and lirone
Jonathan Cohen, keyboards and direction
Carissimi, Vanitas Vanitatum
Frescobaldi, Canzona
Frescobaldi, Madrigals (Book 1, 1608) Giunto é pur Lidia il mio Ecco l’ora, ecco ch’io Lidia, ti lasso
Monteverdi, Madrigals (Book 6, 1614) Zefiro Torna
Monteverdi, Gira il nemico insidioso Amore
Monteverdi, Madrigals (Book 5, 1605) Ch’io t’ami piu de la mia vita Deh! Bella e cara e si soave un tempo Ma tu, piú che mai dura
Monteverdi, Madrigals (Book 8, 1638) Lamento della Ninfa
Frescobaldi, Canzona
Luigi Rossi, Infelice Pensier
Monteverdi, Sestina
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved
Science, Originality and Fire
10.00pm, Great Hall
Gail Hennessy, oboe
Nicolette Moonen, violin
Jennifer Ward-Clarke, cello
Steven Devine, harpsichord
Anon, Prelude: old French air
Sammartini, Sonata in G major op 13 no 4
Corelli, Variations on La Folia op 5 no 12
Peter McCarthy, Esperanza (2008)
Scarlatti, Sonata
Brescianello, Trio Sonata in C minor
£5.00 unreserved

Thursday 28 July

Student Masterclass Cocnert
5.15pm, Great Hall
Selected students from this week’s courses will perform in concert.
Baroque Dance and Baroque Orchestra
7.45pm, Great Hall
Nicolette Moonen & Jennifer Ward-Clarke, musical directors
Sarah Cremer, dance director
The baroque orchestra will play and dance to the instrumental music from Rameau’s Platée.
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved
Music forChristian of Denmark by Heinrich Schutz & Matthias Weckman
10.00pm, Great Hall
David Staff & Emily White
Early Brass and Friends.
£5.00 unreserved

Friday 29 July

The Sound Around
5.15pm, Great Hall
A guided walk around sound installations created by participants during this week will start from the Great Hall.
Summer School Choir and Dartington Baroque Orchestra
7.45pm, Great Hall
Jonathan Cohen, director
Handel, Israel in Egypt
£18.50 reserved /£14 unreserved
10.00pm, Studio 30
Performances by the students on the Jazz course directed by Lewis Riley.
Summer School participants only

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